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Owl Moon Environmental Inc. (OMEI; is seeking highly motivated and experienced individuals to conduct waterfowl monitoring in the oil sands region near Fort McMurray, Alberta. This is a field-based position that extends from April 3 to October 31, 2023. You would be expected to work independently or in a small team recording birds from land-based monitoring locations and by boat. Experience identifying waterfowl, wading birds, and landbirds is required. A valid driver’s licence and experience driving a four-wheel drive vehicle (truck will be provided) under difficult off-road muddy conditions is also required. The work environment is within an industrial mine and requires close attention to safety standards, and client site rules. A shift schedule of 11-hour days (under an Alberta Hours of Work Averaging Agreement) would be required. This position is located in Fort McMurray. Accommodations would be the responsibility of the successful applicants.

Successful candidates would have a Degree or Diploma in Biology or Environmental Science or equivalent experience. Candidates must also be able to demonstrate attention to detail in data recording and management, and excellent time management and communication skills. Qualifications include the ability to tolerate long field days and sometimes difficult field conditions, while maintaining a healthy team atmosphere. Biologists will adhere to OMEI safety and industrial site requirements, including government agency and client directives relating to pandemics, and will be required to pass an industrial site pre-access Alcohol & Drug test. Safety training courses (e.g. First Aid, OSSA Common Safety Orientation, Bear Awareness) will be provided. We are providing a competitive wage, and sick leave of 40 hours (equivalent to 5, 8-hour workdays) over the period of employment. No other health or benefits beyond those described herein will be included.

Applications must include a cover letter, resume, and the name and contact information of three persons as references. Successful candidates would be required to provide a driver’s abstract, as well as an insurance agency letter (or equivalent insurance history document) that shows at least 3 years of previous vehicle insurance coverage to demonstrate a driving record that qualifies for coverage under OMEI’s vehicle insurance policy. Applications will be received until all positions are filled, but no later than March 15, 2023. To apply or receive further information, please email Human Resources at

We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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